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Acclimation


/a-klə-ˈmā-shən, -ˌklī-/

Noun

1. In English-speaking countries other than the US, is the process in which an individual organism adjusting to a gradual change in its environment (such as a change in temperature, humidity, photoperiod, or pH), allowing it to maintain performance across a range of environmental conditions. (wikipedia.org)

2. Adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment). (biology-online.org)

3. To accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt. (Dictionary.com)

4. The adaptation of an organism to its natural climatic environment. (wiktionary.org)

Also called acclimatization


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